Illawarra ocean beaches




Sunday 25 February 2018

Issued at 7:30 AM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at beaches in the Illawarra region.

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Pollution is unlikely Pollution is unlikely, enjoy your swim!
Pollution is possible Pollution is possible, take care.
Pollution is likely Pollution is likely, avoid swimming today.
Update Updated information available.

More information about this forecast


As a general precaution, swimming at beaches in the Illawarra region should be avoided for up to one day after heavy rainfall or for as long as stormwater is present. The most obvious signs of stormwater pollution are water discolouration as well as debris in the water and on the tide line.

Beach Conditions

Weather – Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain, possibly heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning. 

Winds – S/SE 20 to 30 km/h.

Rainfall – 2mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 23oC

Ocean temperature – 23oC

Swell – South to southeasterly below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.

High tide – 1.19 metres at 17:24

Low tide – 0.45 metres at 11:26



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